Mammoth Mountain Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Great

    Former Employee - Ski Instructor
    Former Employee - Ski Instructor

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyday is a little different. You get to hangout outside and go skiing.

    Cons

    the work is whether dependant

    Advice to Management

    great job!


  2. Mammoth Supervisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Ski Pass
    Free Friends and Family Vouchers
    50% Off Food
    30% Off Retail

    Cons

    If you are Salary expect to work constantly and well over 50+ hours a week. When we have a drought on snow, they like to force you to cut your employees to 30 hours a week, cut your salary by 30%, but still want the same service level forcing you to work more hours to make up hours your employees would be working.

    Advice to Management

    Do not go salary whatever they say. They will work you to death and not care. At times I was making a lot less money per hour than the people that worked for me.


  3. No Loyalty, No Growth

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mammoth has some excellent managers, and you can have a good season there if it snows.

    Cons

    You will get sent home early.

    The company would rather see high turnover (and save money), than keep valuable employees that can serve their guests.

    The pay is low, raises are rare, and they will cut your hours to zero once they start to worry about skier numbers.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep (and you don't) knowledgeable and valuable long term employees you will have to make a commitment to them regardless of how much it snows.


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  5. Great for entry level jobs but lacks room for growth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Free Season Pass
    - Worked with some great people
    - Good discounts on food/retail
    - Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    - Not much room for growth
    - Unstable weather conditions means unstable job conditions for most positions
    - Upper level management lacks communication with employees
    - Pay is not great


  6. Fun filled energetic, family friendly environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Manager in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Manager in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people. They are friendly and energetic, both employees and guests. The location is majestic and picturesque.

    Cons

    The call of the outdoors can make it difficult to stay focused and concentrate. The is so much to do. The cost of living higher than the pay can afford, so you may have to live out of the area, maybe as far a an hour away.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on growing the product offerings and keeping the facilities up dated.


  7. Used and Thrown Away

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Of course I loved the fact that I got to snowboard everyday, which is the only reason you should ever take a job at a ski resort. Also as a lift operator my job was very easy and my bosses didn't care at all what state of being I showed up to work in, as long as I could work so that was a positive.

    Cons

    Up until February we were only getting four days of work a week. It was pretty impossible to make ends meet on this salary. Then in late March and April they expected us to work six days days a week, which would have been fine except they scheduled it so still wouldn't get over time. The icing on the cake was that I was told that I would have a job in the summer, and was planning on sticking around instead of making other plans. Of course I found out in May that I would not be employed at the mountain in the summer, and was left scrambling to find something else to do. I realize as a lift operator that I was not irreplaceable, but wow did mammoth know how to make me feel like a worthless piece of poo.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with dignity. I know you think we're all just ski bums, but we still deserve respect.


  8. Ski Instructor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mammoth Mountain

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Meet lots of people from around the world. Get to ski everyday

    Cons

    Bad pair. Poor management. Company could care less about you.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into organizing ski school


  9. Good for a season

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Tech in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Former Employee - Shop Tech in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - free season pass
    - good discounts
    - reasonable employee housing and lease terms
    - base pay higher than other ski areas

    Cons

    - hard to move up or into a career position

    Advice to Management

    more room/chances to move up within the company. recognize where customers are spending the most and reward/recognize those employees in the shops/lodges for all the hard work and extra hours they put in.


  10. I loved it!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Former Employee - Snowboard Instructor in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely the most fun and interesting place to work for a season. I highly recommend it to everyone! A great place to meet new people and gain very unique experiences.

    Cons

    A party atmosphere with not a lot of room to move up in the organization. The hours can be brutal but you gotta pay the cost to live somewhere so amazing and beautiful.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better!


  11. Poor Quality of Workers

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    I worked at Mammoth Mountain part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ~ You get to ski for free, but if you are a part-time holiday employee you only get to ski as many days as you work.
    ~ All food in cafeteria is 50% off.

    Cons

    I worked as a holiday employee and was blown away by the lack of professionalism of the employees and the management. It is no wonder that Mammoth Mountain is miles behind Vale and Aspen. The base employees are usually high school drop-outs that know nothing about hospitality or how to talk to guests. I constantly was diffusing tense situations that would arise because my fellow coworkers would blame guests for everything. Management was no better. My direct supervisor had no class and could have used a few lessons in employee management and guest relations. The CEO is an immature ski bum that lucked out in becoming CEO. He berated a MVP pass holder on a forum, the year that I worked there, saying that if the MVP member wasn't happy with his decisions, then Rusty would personally buy back his pass so that he wouldn't return to the mountain and ski there any more. It was embarrassing to be a part of such an ignorant and entitled community. The pay is measly as well.

    Advice to Management

    Management should at least have an education and take basic guest relation classes. Pay for holiday workers should be higher in order to attract better quality workers.



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